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Turkish officials: Autopsies confirm chemical-weapons attack in Syria

Ed Morrissey, Syria continues to deny that it used chemical weapons on an attack in the restive Idlib province, but coroners in Turkey concluded that dozens died from their use. Bodies transported into Turkey from Khan Sheikhoun show unmistakable signs of chemical-weapons exposure, Turkey’s government announced earlier today.   Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu reacts to

Yes, Virginia, there might be two scandals worth pursuing

Ed Morrissey, Suddenly, the media has become very, very worried about distractions rather than covering the news. When Bloomberg’s Eli Lake reported that former national security adviser Susan Rice had a pattern of requesting the names of US persons redacted in surveillance transcripts, media outlets rushed to assure viewers, listeners, and readers that “there’s nothing to

From The Spin Room: Hillary Clinton is a Phony

Katie Pavlich, Hempstead, NY – After watching Donald Trump take on rival Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University for the first time Monday night, former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani made an appearance in the spin room where he called Hillary Clinton a phony.    Guiliani in the spin room “Hillary Clinton is a phony”

Vox editor suspended for encouraging riots at Trump rallies

An editor with the website Vox was suspended Friday for a series of tweets encouraging protesters to “start a riot” at Donald Trump rallies – shortly after the Republican candidate’s supporters were attacked outside a San Jose rally the night before.  “We welcome a variety of viewpoints, but we do not condone writing that could put

Mishandling classified information leads to prison (if your name isn’t Clinton) (Update)

John Sexton, With the release this week of the Inspector General’s report on Hillary Clinton’s private email server we learned that a lot of the things she has said over the past year were not true. But we still have to wait for the FBI to decide whether Clinton’s behavior rises to the level of a

State Dept: We still can’t find any e-mails from Hillary’s personal IT tech; Update: One found

Ed Morrissey, How does an IT specialist go four years without leaving a single e-mail behind? The State Department may have to answer that question soon. Five months ago, they reported that they could not find any e-mails from Bryan Pagliano when they first began to look into the man who supported Hillary Clinton’s e-mail

Eric Holder participated in a coordinated effort to obstruct Congress on Fast & Furious

Ed Morrissey, After years of litigation between Congress and the Department of Justice over Operation Fast & Furious and a claim of executive privilege on related communications, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee finally has most of the relevant documents. Oversight chair Jason Chaffetz argues in a release today that the picture painted

White House stumbling to explain Obama’s dismissal of Hillary e-mail scandal

Ed Morrissey, And well they should. After signaling to his Department of Justice that he saw no wrongdoing with Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server scandal, Barack Obama sent his underlings out to deny the obvious. Enter Josh Earnest: President Barack Obama says he believes his former secretary of state did not intentionally endanger national security

VA scandal, two years later: nothing much has changed, has it?

Ed Morrissey, Two years ago, the news that corruption at the Veterans Administration had resulting in veterans dying without care in order to bolster VA executive bonuses outraged the nation. For the first and only time in his administration, Barack Obama demanded the resignation of a Cabinet official, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, and pledged to

New Benghazi Emails Show WH Coordinated False Talking Points

Guy Benson,    Previously unreleased internal Obama administration emails show that a coordinated effort was made in the days following the Benghazi terror attacks to portray the incident as “rooted in [an] Internet video, and not [in] a broader failure or policy.” Emails sent by senior White House adviser Ben Rhodes to other top administration officials